Following the peaceful elections organised in Guinea on 28 September 2013, the EU Council decided on 12 December 2013 that the conditions were met for resuming development aid under the European Development Fund. The elections were the last step on the road map drawn up by the EU Council following the military coup in December 2008.
The Commission has granted almost €140 million to finance 5 development projects, supporting efforts to improve governance (reforms in the financial, justice and security sectors), human rights and road infrastructure. This comes on top of the €34.4 million provided in December 2012 for basic social services, and €40 million in emergency relief since 2010, to assist the transition to democracy.
However, the EU still has restrictive measures (individual sanctions and arms embargo) in place, in response to the violent repression of a peaceful demonstration in September 2009.